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Welcome to our sixth form

We offer a truly inclusive and diverse range of courses providing individual pathways that inspire and challenge our students as they progress to the next stage of their careers.  Benefitting from being attached to the school but with its own distinctive and independent flavour, our Sixth Form College fully deserves its excellent reputation. The focused and hardworking atmosphere underpins our track record of successful UCAS applications (including the prestigious Russell Group universities) and students are undertaking a wealth of apprenticeship and employment opportunities.

This success is achieved through the strong links between our students, subject staff and specialist form tutors: the tutor group, in particular, is a powerful and positive part of our guidance programme and career support.  It is through our tutor groups that we live up to our Sixth Form principle of ‘work hard, play hard’.  Events such as the Freshers and Leavers Balls, Gold Duke of Edinburgh, Autumn Fair, School Service Mentors and Prefects and the annual Senior Citizens’ Party allow our students to demonstrate all important leadership and personal qualities in a wide range of extra-curricular settings.  Organised and run by the Sixth Form Council, our student voice ensures both learning and enrichment have a distinctly Sixth Form feel.

Please take time to fully explore what we do through our section of the website and don’t hesitate to contact me for further information: I will be happy to answer questions you may have.

Gordon Pentland

Head of Sixth Form College

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"I enjoy the excellent range of extracurricular activities." -Bailey

"I like that we have the freedom to leave the school grounds at lunch." -Naomi

"We are treated more like adults and have a new and better relationship with the teachers." - Elena

"The events we do are good and important, the balls, charity fund-raisers and the senior citizens party in particular." - Dan

"I like how friendly the common room feels ."– Hope

"I like how welcoming everyone is." – Reannah

"I like the free time that we have and the friendly feeling generally felt in the sixth form."– Arabella

"I enjoy how everyone can talk to everyone, there is no hierarchy."- Charlotte

"I like that everyone supports each other, whether it’s through exams or generally in the sixth form" -Anja

"I like how we have events such as the freshers and leavers ball as it really helps the 2 year groups come together"- Teeganne

sixth form life

As students make the effective and successful transition from main school to the Sixth Form, there are significant developments in the lifestyle of these students.

Students become more mature in their study habits and have free time on their timetable to complete their studies.  There is a more relaxed approach to dress code, a pass to our security fence, a communal space and an opportunity to use surface go technology in the classroom.  To make the most of this freedom, students must focus on getting their studies right.

Students can alsodo a range of extra activities within this time including school service, work experience, mentoring, sport and prefect duties.

This freedom within College is reflected in students having free time, being able to leave at lunch, being able to drive and having a career focus as they prepare to live away from home.  The independent study we manage supports this transition at a very exciting time for our young people.

Our experienced team of tutors are perfectly suited to working with these young adults as their personal lives change and as the academic pace increases.  Students work incredibly hard in a relaxed atmosphere and this complex balance is challenged and supported as each individual requires.

Additional opportunities are listed below:-

  • Sixth Form Council
  • Prefects
  • Mentors
  • Sports Teams
  • School Service
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Charity Events
  • Gold Duke of Edinburgh Scheme
  • UCAS applications
  • Work Experience
  • Life Skills
  • Career presentation

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